Today in Music.
On this Day March 20, 1991
Eric Clapton's four year old son, Conor, fell to his death from the 53rd story of a New York City apartment after a housekeeper who was cleaning the room left a window open. The boy was in the custody of his mother, Italian actress, Lori Del Santo and the pair were visiting a friend's apartment. Clapton was staying in a nearby hotel after taking his son to the circus the previous evening. The tragedy inspired his song Tears in Heaven.
On this Day March 20, 1969
John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. They spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam campaigning for an international "Bed-In" for peace. They planned another "Bed-in" in the United States, but were denied entry. The couple then went to Montreal, and during a "Bed-in" at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel recorded Give Peace a Chance. Lennon also detailed this period in The Beatles The Ballad of John and Yoko, recorded by Lennon and McCartney on April 14, 1969.
On this Day March 20, 1964
The Beatles appeared live on the UK television program Ready Steady Go!, miming to It Won't Be Long, You Can't Do That, and Can't Buy Me Love. They were also presented with a special award from US magazine Billboard, in recognition of The Beatles having the top three singles on the chart simultaneously.